• GUEST GUEST SYMPOSIUM | Lucerne

    GUEST GUEST SYMPOSIUM | Lucerne

    Victoria Vesna and Maryam Razi showcased the Hox Zodiac project to the audience of the Guest Guest Symposium on February 28th, 2024 at 8 am PST. Played against all food manners, the three-day program was full of presentations and workshops on the topic of the Anthropocene KitchenLab. Students as well as external guests were invited…

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  • Celebrating the Lunar New Year of the Wood Dragon | Lunch & Dinner

    Celebrating the Lunar New Year of the Wood Dragon | Lunch & Dinner

      HAPPY LUNAR NEW YEAR of the WOOD DRAGON! Friday, February 9, 2024, was amazing as we all sat around the lunch & dinner table celebrating our Dragons in the community. Everyone brought a special dish to share and told their own story. We are thankful for the wonderful human animals in our community, especially…

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  • ‘Mouth Gastronomy’ at UCLA Fiat Lux: Eat or BE EATEN class | Pedro Reissig

    ‘Mouth Gastronomy’ at UCLA Fiat Lux: Eat or BE EATEN class | Pedro Reissig

      On Friday, January 26, 2024, from 12:00 to 1:30 PM PST, Dr. Pedro Reissig joined as a special guest to deliver a performance and talk on his latest book, ‘Mouth Gastronomy,’ and integrating HOX ZODIAC animals and key ingredients. It was a performative talk where Dr. Reissig introduced the students to the key points…

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  • Hosts: Dan Jay & Victoria Vesna | LA

    Hosts: Dan Jay & Victoria Vesna | LA

        On a beautiful evening of January 21, 2024 in Woodland Hills, a very special Hox gathering unfolded, co-hosted by Dan Jay, a distinguished scientist and Rooster, alongside media artist Victoria Vesna, the Wild Boar. This unforgettable event saw guests around the table contribute a unique edible offering and a personal story. The evening…

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  • Hosts: UCLA ArtSci Collective | LA

    Hosts: UCLA ArtSci Collective | LA

        ArtSci HOXLIDAY Open House 2023 We recently gathered at the ArtSci Center for a special event filled with meals, stories, poems, and music. It happened on Friday, December 15th, 2023, at the ArtSci Studio, Broad Art Center. This gathering celebrated the end of the Year of the Rabbit and the upcoming Year of…

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  • Host: Ivana Dama | New Haven

    Host: Ivana Dama | New Haven

      Thanksgiving is that special time of the year when we take a moment to appreciate the blessings in our lives and cherish the bonds we share with our family, friends, and loved ones. However, not everyone has the privilege of being with their family on this occasion, especially students. Ivana Dama, a graduate student…

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  • Host: Maša Jazbec | Slovenia

    Host: Maša Jazbec | Slovenia

      Maša Jazbec hosted the first HOX ZODIAC dinner in Slovenia on Oct 2, 2022, at the beautiful and historical Galerija Božidar Jakac, Kostanjevica na Krki. This happening was in coordination with the exhibition ‘Synthetic Organisms’ of Maša Jazbec, born in the year of the Rooster. Maša Jazbec is an artist, academic researcher, curator and producer, working…

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  • Zurich University of the Arts | 2016

    Zurich University of the Arts | 2016

        From the inception of Hox Zodiac, engaging through active participation and expanding horizons through learning has been an enlightening journey. Discovering new gifted artists, scientists, scholars, thinkers, and above all, wonderful individuals with a passion for animals and storytelling, has often come about during communal events. In many cultures, sharing a meal acts…

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  • Hosts: Linda Weintraub & Victoria Vesna | Ithaca

    Hosts: Linda Weintraub & Victoria Vesna | Ithaca

                      Linda Weintraub (HORSE) is an American art writer, educator and curator. She has written several books on contemporary art. Her most recent works address environmental consciousness that defines the ways cultures approach art, science, ethics, philosophy, politics, manufacturing, and architecture. Victoria Vesna (PIG), Ph.D., is an…

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  • Host: Maryam Razi

    Host: Maryam Razi

    Maryam Razi (HORSE), based in Southern California, wears multiple hats as a visual designer, eyewear artisan, freelance curator, and part-time writer. She focuses on the crossroads where art, science, technology, and culture meet. With a solid design and research foundation, Maryam is pursuing a Master of Science in User Experience, adding to her existing advanced…

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art-science collaborative mutating genetics, animals and culture.